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Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

Described by: Blyth (1848)
Alternate common name(s): Asiatic Dowitcher, Semipalmated Snipe, Snipe-billed Dowitcher
Old scientific name(s): Pseudoscolopax semipalmatus


Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - May 12, 2005 © Neil Fifer  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Apr, 2010 © Neil Fifer 
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C. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
S. Siberia (upper Ob and Yenisei Rivers, s. Lake Baikal, Transbaicalia and s. Ussuriland), Mongolia to ne. China (n. Manchuria, Heilungkiang) and Japan?.
During migration occurs in the Mai Po Marsh and Long Valley, Hong Kong and Mekong Delta, s. Vietnam.
Winters in s. and se. Asia including the Greater Sundas (Sumatra) and Australia (nw. Western Australia (Port Hedland Salt Works and Broome Bird Observatory during austral summer), ex. n. Northern Territory, Queensland (Brisbane during austral summer), New South Wales and Victoria).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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